What Happened on April 15th, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 106th Boston Marathon: Rodgers Rop of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:02 and Margaret Okayo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:20:43
  • An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

Famous Deaths

  • Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)
  • Damon Knight, American author (b. 1922)